By: William Thomas
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Why You Shouldn’t Give an Insurance Company a Written Statement after a Car Accident
If you’re highly interested to know more about the Insurance Company Written Statement? You’re coming to the right place. Keep reading this article to know more about it.
After a car accident, the other driver’s insurance company may try to contact you. The insurance adjuster may ask you to make or sign some sort of written statement about the facts of the accident.
Often, the insurance adjuster will treat this as “routine paperwork.” They may even try to tell you they can’t possibly pay you without this information.
Yet the purpose of this statement is never to help you. It’s an attempt to trap you into putting statements into writing which they can then use against you as they attempt to avoid paying you.
Remember, an insurance adjuster’s job is to pay as few claims as possible, for as little money as possible. It is in their best interests to lead you astray. You may find the adjuster asking you a series of confusing or misleading questions, asking loaded questions, or otherwise trying to trap you into making statements that are not in your best interests.
Note that your own insurance company may also ask for a statement, and you’ll have to provide one. But your own insurance company’s best interests include agreeing you are not at-fault for the accident. Note that if you retain a personal injury attorney that attorney can help you craft your statement in a way that is not harmful to you, and can deal with both insurance companies on your behalf.
The only time you might want to play along is if you have spoken to a lawyer who has determined you might have a weak case. If you can’t get an attorney to take your case then you might want to comply with the adjuster just to get whatever lower settlement offer they might be willing to compromise for.
If you have a strong personal injury case, one where the other driver was clearly at-fault, where your injuries were severe, and where serious money is on the line?
Consult an attorney before you do anything else other than seeking medical attention.
Remember, consulting with a personal injury attorney is absolutely free. You do not have to come up with a retainer. You do not have to come up with some exorbitant hourly rate.
You don’t pay until and unless the attorney successfully tries your case or settles your case in court. When you get a check, your attorney gets a check.
Not sure how strong your case is?
Has an insurance adjuster hounded you for information?
Contact the Law Office of Tony Merchant today, and get the help you deserve.